Electronic Musician Presents the Recording Secrets Behind 50 Great Albums

Electronic Musician Presents the Recording Secrets Behind 50 Great Albums

by Kylee Swenson Gordon (Editor)


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(Electronic Musicians Presents). Culled from 10 years of the Electronic Musician , Remix , and EQ magazines' archives, the articles in Electronic Musician Presents the Recording Secrets Behind 50 Great Albums will enlighten readers about the recording and songwriting techniques that helped create 50 great albums, spanning as far back as 1967 and as recent as 2011, revealing the methodology of numerous talented artists, producers, and engineers. Ranging from such seminal classics as Fleetwood Mac's Rumours , Aerosmith's Toys in the Attic , and the Who's Quadrophenia to recently recorded works by Danger Mouse, Foo Fighters, and Phoenix, this compilation of articles taps into the inner studio realm of a wide range of artists, crossing boundaries of era, genre, geography, and recording style. But what these articles have in common is a wealth of behind-the-scenes secrets that inform how many amazing sounds and songs were captured and constructed. Musicians craving great tips and advice to pursue their own musical dreams as well as fans interested in how their favorite artists made their music will find a treasure trove of stories from the long-respected music-production magazines that dug deep to capture all of the juicy recording details.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617130410
Publisher: Backbeat
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Series: Electronic Musicians Presents Series
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Aerosmith: Tracking Techniques and Mixing Methods of Toys in the Attic and Rocks 1

2 Erykah Badu: The Analog/Digital Fusions of New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh 11

13 Beastie Boys: Building a Vintage Sound Collage in a Digital Realm for to the 5 Boroughs 19

4 Cee lo: Tales of The Lady Killer's Globe-Trotting Adventures 27

5 Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi: Classic Italian Film Meets Modern Technology on Rome 35

6 The Doors: From the Original Session Limitations to the Modern 5.1 Mixes of The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting for the Sun, and L.A. Woman 43

7 Dr. Dre: The Recording Ethos Behind Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle, Eminem's The Slim Shady LP and The Marshall Mathers LP, and Dre's The Chronic 51

8 Nick Drake: The Simple Perfection of Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter, and pink Moon 57

9 Fleetwood Mac: The Tone Layering and Performance Mixing of Rumours 65

10 Foo Fighters: Wasting Light's Low-Tech Approach to High-intensity Rock 75

11 Imogen Heap: Writing Abroad and Recording at Home for Ellipse 83

12 Ladytron: The Effects-Pedal Explorations of Witching Hour 91

13 Saturdays = Youth's Sonic Tribute to John Hughes 99

14 Massive Attack: 3D on Rebuilding 100th Window One Piece at a Time 105

15 My Morning Jacket: Recording Circuital Live Sans Computers 111

16 Nortec Collective: Bostich+Fussible Meld Modular Synths and Traditional Instruments for Tijuana Sound Machine 117

17 Outkast: The Friendly Competition and Mixing Experimentation Behind Speakerboxxx/The Love Below 123

18 Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Pheonix's Hybrid Studio Styles and Sounds 133

19 Pink Floyd: The Ups and Downs of Creating The Piper At the Gates of Dawn 139

20 The Roots: Refining Live-Instrument Hip-Hop on Game Theory 149

21 RÖyksopp: Turning Prog-Rock Inspiration into an Electro-Pop Dream on The Understanding 157

22 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Creating an Analog R&B Revival with 100 Days, 100 Nights 165

23 Smashing Pumpkins: The Sonic Diary of Gish, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Siamese Dream, and Adore 171

24 Stereolab: Magerine Eclipse's Dual Approach to Arranging and Mixing 181

25 Tegan and Sara: Tackling 50 Songs and Hundreds of Live Takes for Sainthood 189

26 A Tribe Called Quest: The Live and Sampled Layers of The Law End Theory 197

27 TV on the Radio: David Andrew Sitek Reveals His Plug-in Aversion on Return to Cookie Mountain 205

28 The Who: Pete Townshened on Generating the Massive Sounds of Who's Next, Quadrophenia, and Tommy 211

29 Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Pushing the Sonic Palette into Synth Territory for It's Blitz 223

30 Dwight Yoakam: Studio Stories on Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc.; Hillbilly Deluxe; Buenes Noches from a Lonely Room; If There Was a Way, This Time; Gone; and A Long Way Home 233

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